Best Font Manager for Mac

4 months ago from , jake101.com

FontExplorer Pro doesn't work that well since I updated to Sierra and I'm looking for a replacement with similar features. Is Suitcase Fusion the best font management app now?

33 comments

  • Sean Ziolko, 4 months ago

    You should take a look at RightFont

    26 points
    • Alejandro VizioAlejandro Vizio, 4 months ago

      yeah! right font is the best.

      I've using it for a long time and works really well. You can sync from various locations, like a dropbox folder, you can favorite, test. It has really cool features and a lovely ui.

      1 point
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 4 months ago

    Honest question: Which features do you want that Font Book doesn’t cover? Auto-enabling? The ability to handle 1000s of fonts well? Network sync?

    Just asking, because I find Font Book is enough for me these days.

    19 points
    • Norm Sheeran, 4 months ago

      Snap

      0 points
    • Yitong ZhangYitong Zhang, 4 months ago

      I'm looking for the ability to handle 1000s of fonts well! Any recs?

      1 point
    • Jake Peterson, 4 months ago

      Auto-enabling and a large collection of fonts (that gets less organized as I switch font managers or computers) are important to me, network sync isn't. I didn't think of trying Font Book, thanks for the recommendation.

      2 points
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 4 months ago

        Ok, fair enough! I used to use Font Explorer X, but that was back in the days when I did more print design, and had to constantly play with different fonts, and auto-enable helped with that.

        Now I’m mostly working on products, so they only need to deal with a very limited range of fonts.

        1 point
    • Joe BlauJoe Blau, 4 months ago

      One of the features that I'm looking for is a place to store Fonts I've purchased. Font Book is great, but it doesn't seem to have an iCloud sync store associated with it. That being said, I think it would be trivial for Apple to add iCloud syncing to Font Book.

      0 points
  • Dominik LevitskyDominik Levitsky, 4 months ago

    You should try FontBase. It has a lot of cool features and is free.

    17 points
    • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 4 months ago

      Fontbase way exceeded my expectations. I've been using RightFont, and it does an OK job, but I don't like the interface. I like to organize my fonts in groups and doing this in RF is not nice. I might just switch to FontBase!

      2 points
      • Joe AlfonsoJoe Alfonso, 4 months ago

        I've had the same exact experience. I found it because I needed a manager for Windows and that seemed like the best bet. Now i might switch my Mac over too.

        1 point
      • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 3 months ago

        Ditto. I really wanted to like RightFont, and it's nice, but the UI just doesn't map to my brain right.

        2 points
        • Kemie GuaidaKemie Guaida, 3 months ago

          That's an awesome way of putting it ;)

          1 point
          • Cosmo Jones, 3 months ago

            100% agree. RightFont is definitely better than Suitcase (con)Fusion but the organization and UI really needs to get to the next level. Because I have 20 years of collecting fonts, I still get some pinwheels when scrolling through the entire library. I'm excited to check out Fontbase, thanks for the tip!

            0 points
    • Manu Galvan, 3 months ago

      FontBase looks amazing, but it can't activate fonts in Adobe Apps, can it?

      0 points
  • Ross Levitt, 4 months ago

    Ive been a suitcase user forever and have no complaints. Its really not that expensive for a tool that your going to use day in a day out.

    3 points
  • Dominic SebastianDominic Sebastian, 4 months ago

    My needs for a font manager are very few, but I really like Typeface. Has a few really nice design considerations, like overlaying the baseline and x heights over the fonts, and having a shape/size compare for when you're tossing up options.

    3 points
  • Maciej JurczakMaciej Jurczak, 4 months ago

    FontExplorer® X Pro

    3 points
  • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, 4 months ago

    FontExplorer X from Linotype.

    1 point
  • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, 4 months ago

    I've been using Suitcase for about 5 years. It's great!

    1 point
  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, 4 months ago

    If you're serious; Font Xplorer.

    I've tried them all. Font Xplorer is the best by a country mile.

    1 point
  • Prasil Lakshmnan, 4 months ago

    I find Ultra Character Map to be very useful.

    0 points
  • Piero BorgoPiero Borgo, 4 months ago

    I use Typeface, if you don't need features like activation font ecc… but just want to browse through your collection is a very good option

    0 points
  • Cosmo Jones, 3 months ago

    As a font power user for many years who misses the reliability of Font Reserve (acquired and ruined by Suitcase) I would suggest strongly to skip Suitcase, especially if you have a robust font collection. It's glitchy, somehow fonts manage to become corrupt over time, and their customer support is some of the worst I've encountered. I switched to RightFont and it's much better, but lacks powerful organizational features and you would miss that if you are used to FontExplorer. I am now trying FontBase and hoping it does the trick.

    0 points